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Older participants were more likely to consider a prayer session (rs = 0.275, p = 0.001) and religious leader as helpful (rs = 0.389, p = 0.000) than younger participants. The latter is especially common among war veterans, where their fear becomes pervasive and often leads to unpredictable explosions of anger.7 A multitude of associated signs and symptoms, and related diseases, can coexist with PTSD, and according to the DSM-IV should be considered additional diagnoses.7 These other disorders range from anxiety and depression to substance abuse, as well as becoming completely impaired by, or afraid of, nearly every aspect of one’s life.7 Patients may also have very mild experiences and only complain of a decreased sensation of emotions and loss of the ability to express themselves.6 These quite dramatic differences in symptoms may appear extremely vague and broad; however, understanding them is necessary before beginning to evaluate someone.

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Publisher: Cenografix; 1 edition (July 1, 1998)

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